When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

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When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by Lanatir » September 20th, 2018, 1:49 am

I am about to head out of Skara Brae now and my party still only has 4 members. i want 6 characters for freds sake.

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Re: When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by Lord of Riva » September 20th, 2018, 1:54 am

Lanatir wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 1:49 am
I am about to head out of Skara Brae now and my party still only has 4 members. i want 6 characters for freds sake.
the 5th you get in the lowlands, you can even get the npc out of the team directly. i havent reached the 6th one yet

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Re: When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by SunshineGrrrl » September 24th, 2018, 7:15 am

6th one comes in forest of inshriach

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Re: When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by Marxorz » September 24th, 2018, 7:20 am

Yeah, I got my 6th character around level 14. You're still limited by Opportunity points, so number of characters doesn't matter as much as it seems like it might.

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Re: When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by Oldschool Roleplayer » September 24th, 2018, 7:26 am

The extra characters allow for more meat shields, backups in case a character falls and more rounded combat options. Bard songs can give you extra Rapid Fire spells to cast. With the right (Elven) boots, more characters also help you get around the Opportunity Point rules.

Even if you don't have a lot of Opportunity Points, more party members can help you significantly.

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Re: When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by Hieronymous Alloy » September 24th, 2018, 7:34 am

Speaking of, does the character you have to send off in the beginning ever return?

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Post by DSCrankshaw » September 24th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Fortunately, there are couple of skill tree capstones that add opportunity points (one in the Bard Music tree, and one in the Fighter Command tree), both of which are worthwhile. In fact, I initially thought that adding opportunity points is what opened up character slots, but it may be that I just coincidentally got both around the same time.

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Re: When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by Applicator » September 24th, 2018, 10:58 pm

Hieronymous Alloy wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 7:34 am
Speaking of, does the character you have to send off in the beginning ever return?
I hope so, I sent off Dalgliesh and would like a fighter - I'm a bit squishy at the moment

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Re: When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by Lord of Riva » September 25th, 2018, 12:17 am

Applicator wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 10:58 pm
Hieronymous Alloy wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 7:34 am
Speaking of, does the character you have to send off in the beginning ever return?
I hope so, I sent off Dalgliesh and would like a fighter - I'm a bit squishy at the moment
SPOILER:

nope Dagliesch is dead when you find him, not sure about the others. you will get another fighter though


(i cant make it less clear as the tag is not working, my apologies.

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Re: When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by Hieronymous Alloy » September 26th, 2018, 7:07 am

SunshineGrrrl wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 7:15 am
6th one comes in forest of inshriach
Is it just when you enter the forest or further in?

I'm wondering if it's worth it to beeline to a full party then backtrack and do the side stuff I'd missed.

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Re: When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by Marxorz » September 26th, 2018, 8:06 am

Hieronymous Alloy wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 7:07 am
I'm wondering if it's worth it to beeline to a full party then backtrack and do the side stuff I'd missed.
I wouldn't, but if you're having trouble with combats you might. Though think trying to shortcut will probably be more difficult since you'll be hitting higher level enemies while you're still at lower level.

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Re: When do the 5th and 6th Character slots open up?

Post by Hieronymous Alloy » September 26th, 2018, 8:15 am

Marxorz wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 8:06 am
Hieronymous Alloy wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 7:07 am
I'm wondering if it's worth it to beeline to a full party then backtrack and do the side stuff I'd missed.
I wouldn't, but if you're having trouble with combats you might. Though think trying to shortcut will probably be more difficult since you'll be hitting higher level enemies while you're still at lower level.
it's not that so much as curiosity to see if it can be done / the fun of theorycrafting party builds. I want to grab as many companions as I can ASAP so I can make more of their build choices instead of having them made for me.

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